Thrifted Threads: Comfy-Chic Fall Style

Today’s outfit features another one of my recent thrifted finds from Savers in Ellisville.  It’s a vintage-looking, wool, pencil skirt with the perfect combination of texture and print.  It’s only tag indicates that it was made in Belgium.  I was instantly attracted to the look, condition, and $4.99 price of the skirt.

I envision this thrifted skirt blending in well with many Fall looks.  Check out how it combines with a  mustard Loft cotton woven front utility blouse and a leopard scarf.  Instant Fall chic!

I thought about wearing a belt to define my waist, but vetoed that idea because sometimes I just don’t want to feel tied up.  You know what I mean?

Shirt—Loft
Skirt—Vintage c/o Savers (thrifted, $4.99)
Scarf—The Limited (cool infinity scarf at Express)
Tights—Merona for Target
Boots—Diba ‘Pilot’ bootie via DSW
Watch—Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack (recent buy, 55% off retail)
Bag—Dooney & Bourke c/o Savers (thrifted, $29.99)

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14 Comments

  1. October 2, 2012 / 2:07 pm

    Hey dear,
    What a steal!I can't believe the price of this skirt.Great combination of mustard and leopard prints.
    xx

  2. October 2, 2012 / 2:13 pm

    Psyche, I wish we had a Savers! I love how you're working terrific thrifted pieces into your already amazing wardrobe.

    I'm curious, as a fellow blogger and recessionista, do you have a lot of space to store clothes? I know some bloggers have a whole room devoted to their wardrobe, which is very cool. I know I'm limited to one and a half smallish closets, and that does affect my shopping, as well as a budget. I also find that I get overwhelmed by too many clothes, and one of the hardest personal projects I'm working on is editing my closet.

    • October 2, 2012 / 3:53 pm

      I also have a very small closet I just recently purchased those velvet hangers that take up less space and replace my bulkier hangers. I ended up having to buy 150 hangers. That has increased my closet space. I also put non seasonal clothes away. I also now don't buy stuff I already have and I'm now moving towards a spending freeze.
      Hope that helps

    • October 2, 2012 / 4:38 pm

      @BeautyStyleGrowth Thank you so much for your tips! I really want to transition to those slim, velvet hangers. I'll need a lot of them too.

      Lynne: I also have a small closet. You can see it in my closet post (http://www.economyofstyle.net/2011/07/organizing-small-closet-on-budget.html). I've since updated the space by replacing the shelf with a bookcase to store my shoes and adding an armoire for additional storage.

      I, too, get very overwhelmed by too many clothes. And, my closet is too stuffed right now. I'm currently taking stock of what I have, noting what I may not need to keep, and identifying what's missing. I've started a donation pile for Dress for Success. I also did a summer clothing cleanse and sent many of the cheaper, trendy items to my niece in St. Kitts (it's summer there all year).

      This Fall, I'm trying to be more meticulous about each purchase and anything I wish to add to the wardrobe. My recent thrifting successes have prompted me to rethink my spending on clothing. I'm a work in progress, always shifting and evolving…

      So, let's continue this conversation and see how we're each progressing. I appreciate you raising these issues.

    • val
      October 4, 2012 / 2:41 pm

      So u are an island girl. nice I am from Dominica. I have a good friend who is from st Kitts also who lives in CT.

    • October 2, 2012 / 4:40 pm

      Glad you feel me on that one. I really don't enjoy wearing belts. Such a hassle 🙂 And, yes, a leopard scarf is a must! You will love it!

  3. October 2, 2012 / 9:43 pm

    The skirt is adorable…love that you paired it with leopard!

  4. October 3, 2012 / 5:13 am

    Wow, Psyche…this is a great outfit. I love every single thing about it.

  5. October 3, 2012 / 11:16 am

    Love that skirt! I really like it with the yellow, and the leopard print scarf is fantastic with the top too 🙂

  6. October 3, 2012 / 2:12 pm

    Love your skirt and the fact that it is thrifted even makes it better!

  7. October 4, 2012 / 2:13 am

    Very cute! Love the colors and the pattern mixing! No belt is needed because that pretty scarf works as a fantastic accessory.